File:Mitre.svg|thumb|right|An elaborately decorated heraldic Western mitre. The tufts along the edges indicate that this mitre is that of an archbishop
File:Otkrivane paraklis Svetlen 2.jpg|thumb|right|Orthodox mitres are richly decorated in Christian iconography, often displaying intricate crosses and images of Christ and Mary.
The '''mitre''' (British English
) (; Greek: μίτρα, "headband" or "turban") or '''miter''' (American English
; American and British English spelling differences#-re, -er|see spelling differences
), is a type of headgear
now known as the traditional, ceremonial head-dress of bishop
s and certain abbot
s in traditional Christianity. Mitres are worn in the Eastern Orthodox Church|Orthodox Church
, Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Church
, as well as in the Anglican Communion
, some Lutheranism|Lutheran
churches, and also bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Catholic...